I didn't truly appreciate the message of the monologue when I performed it. Nor did I really understand its' purpose even when I wrote Mrs. Schuster years later. It is only now when I have a pre-teen son, who is just six years away from driving... that I get it. So I encourage you to look up Mr. Berrio - read it with your teenager - and more importantly, understand what your expectations are for your child as they choose to drive.
For over 40 years, Jim Fay and Dr. Forest Cline have helped parents raise responsible kids who are prepared to make smart choices about serious issues... and one serious issue is teens driving responsibly. There are so many simple techniques to help your child have more accountability when he or she begins driving (read the article by Jim Fay that I posted under "Parenting Tips! - Teens"). Whatever you do... don't avoid it and don't put it off.
Start thinking about this issue now.
Because before you know it... your precious child will be asking for the keys!
Blessings to you!